Police face scrutiny over the arrest of radical jihadist who renounced violence – The Times

Posted May 19th, 2008 in evidence, news, terrorism by sally

“Media organisations will clash with Greater Manchester Police in court this week over moves to force them to hand over ‘evidence’”.

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The Times, 19th May 2008

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Parents to sue over teenager’s MRSA death – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 19th, 2008 in hospitals, news by sally

“A family has vowed to sue the ‘filthy’ hospital where their teenage daughter died after contracting the ‘superbug’ MRSA.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th May 2008

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Anti-Semitic violence nears record level – The Independent

Posted May 19th, 2008 in assault, news, racism by sally

“The number of anti-Semitic attacks in Britain has reached its second-highest level ever, MPs have been told. Figures from a charity show 547 such incidents were recorded last year, of which a record 114 were violent assaults.”

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The Independent, 17th May 2008

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Legal battle for airport begins – BBC News

Posted May 19th, 2008 in airports, environmental protection, news by sally

“Conservationists have started legal proceedings in a bid to halt proposals for a commercial airport in Snowdonia.”

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BBC News, 17th May 2008

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Cherie Blair: it is ‘not clear’ whether Iraq war was legal – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2008 in Iraq, news, war by sally

“The legal case for the 2003 Anglo-American invasion of Iraq ‘wasn’t clear’ and ‘still isn’t clear’, according to Cherie Blair who admits that she thought deeply about the war.”

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The Guardian, 17th May 2008

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Second judge hits out at ‘petty’ Cherie Blair – The Times

Posted May 19th, 2008 in barristers, judges, news by sally

“Cherie Blair has been ‘petty’ and ‘spiteful’ in her memoirs, making her unsuitable for the judiciary, a former judge said this weekend.”

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The Times, 18th May 2008

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Torture payout bill moves forward – BBC News

Posted May 16th, 2008 in damages, news, state immunity, torture by sally

“A new law which would allow victims of torture to sue torturers in UK courts is being considered by Parliament.”

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BBC News, 16th May 2008

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Raising school leaving age to 18 ‘could breach human rights’ – The Guardian

Posted May 16th, 2008 in education, human rights, news by sally

“Making it illegal for children aged 16 to 18 to leave school could be a breach of their human rights, a parliamentary committee said today, creating yet another embarrassment for Gordon Brown.”

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The Guardian, 16th May 2008

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Rebel MPs try to block 42-day detention plans – The Guardian

Posted May 16th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Rebel Labour MPs today tabled an amendment to the counter-terrorism bill that could block Gordon Brown’s attempts to extend the detention without charge limit to 42 days.”

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The Guardian, 16th May 2008

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Thinc Group financial advisers fined record £900,000 by FSA – The Times

Posted May 16th, 2008 in financial regulation, fines, mortgages, news by sally

“The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has levied a record £900,000 fine on one of the biggest independent financial adviser (IFA) groups for serious failures in selling sub-prime mortgages.”

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The Times, 16th May 2008

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Student son’s right to privacy – The Times

Posted May 16th, 2008 in data protection, news, universities by sally

“A university lecturer who wrote to an undergraduate’s mother to outline details of the student’s studies has been reprimanded for breaching data protection rules.”

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The Times, 15th May 2008

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Naked Ugg boot ram-raider jailed – BBC News

Posted May 16th, 2008 in burglary, news, road traffic offences, sentencing by sally

“A man who ram-raided a supermarket dressed in only a pair of Ugg boots has been jailed for four years.”

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BBC News, 16th May 2008

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MPs’ expenses: extracts from the judgment – The Guardian

Posted May 16th, 2008 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“Extracts from the high court judgment today ordering the publication of full details of the expenses claimed by 14 MPs and ex-MPs relating to their second homes.”

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The Guardian, 16th May 2008

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MPs lose legal fight to keep expenses secret – The Independent

Posted May 16th, 2008 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“The House of Commons has lost its High Court battle over an information watchdog’s decision to force disclosure of MPs’ expenses.”

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The Independent, 16th May 2008

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Bamber told he will die in prison – BBC News

Posted May 16th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A killer convicted of murdering five members of his family has been told he will die in jail.”

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BBC News, 16th May 2008

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‘Associate Prosecutors’ given green light – Attorney General’s Office

Posted May 16th, 2008 in Crown Prosecution Service, news by sally

“Speaking at the Institute of Legal Executives’ (ILEX) the Attorney General, Baroness Scotland QC, announced that the Crown Prosecution Services’ Designated Case Workers will now be known as Associate Prosecutors – a name that they themselves helped to select.”

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Attorney General’s Office, 15th May 2008

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

Family barrister ‘exodus’ fears – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 16th, 2008 in barristers, family courts, fees, news by sally

“Proposed fee cuts for family law barristers that would bring them in line financially with solicitors will lead to a ‘massive exodus’ of experienced advocates, the Association of Lawyers for Children (ALC) has warned.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th May 2008

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Deportation dispute man leaves UK – BBC News

Posted May 16th, 2008 in immigration, news by sally

“Campaigners for a Filipino man who lost his fight to stay in the UK after his wife died are hoping to persuade the Home Office to look again at his case.”

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BBC News, 15th May 2008

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Court to rule on disclosure of MPs’ expenses – The Independent

Posted May 16th, 2008 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“The High Court will rule today on whether the House of Commons has won its bid to overturn an information watchdog’s decision to force disclosure of MPs’ expenses.”

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The Independent, 16th May 2008

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Police defend race-fixing inquiry – BBC News

Posted May 16th, 2008 in corruption, gambling, horse racing, news by sally

“The City of London Police has defended the race-fixing investigation which ended with the collapse of a £10m trial but said procedures could be tightened.”

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BBC News, 16th May 2008

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